General Travel News

Korean Cultural Evening Held In Abu Dhabi

A Korean musical and dance performance was held for the second time in the UAE, on Monday night in Abu Dhabi.  ‘Vitality: A Grand Performance of Korean Traditional Music and Dance’ is part of ongoing efforts to promote cultural exchange between the UAE and South Korea.  The event last took place in the UAE in 2000.   The performance was well attended on Monday by many in the Korean community but also Emirates, other Arab nationals, and some Asian and European expatriates interested in learning about Korea’s rich cultural heritage.

The opening act for the evening was Cheoyongmu, a court dance believed to have the power to expel evil spirits.  This dance was listed on the ‘World Cultural and National Heritage’ of the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2009.  Mira Cho, a Korean Nurse in Abu Dhabi said the evening was fantastic, and “I felt proud to see our culture represented here, it also made me miss home”
 

More General Travel News
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establishment of new low cost airline
Emirates touches down in Mexico City
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
Safeyeh bin Zagr Museum

Safeyeh bin Zagr Museum

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The 8 wing museum houses documents and paintings that preserve the traditions, heritage and customs prevalent in Saudi Arabia. Address : The intersection of Crown Street through the city with the downward ...

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Istanbul, Turkey

The first iteration of Hagia Sophia was built in 306AD to serve as Constantinople's Cathedral, but burned down in 404.  Version two also burned down too, though several marble slabs remain.  Construction on the current version began in 532 and lasted five years.  It was built during the apogee of the Byzantine Empire under Emperor Justinian and you can really tell they went all out....

Royal Palace (Buda Castle)

Royal Palace (Buda Castle)

Budapest, Hungary

Location: Budavari Palota Having been levelled and rebuilt at least a dozen times during the last seven centuries, this enormous palace has two important museums, the Budapest History Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery, and the National Szechenyi Library. This library (+316 224 3700, Tue-Sat 10am-8pm) contains codices and manuscripts, a large collection of foreign newspapers and a copy...

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, United States

The Art Institute of Chicago started as the Chicago Academy of Design and was founded by a group of 35 artists in 1866.  The academy was profitable, but struggled with financing.  The current building, built in the Neoclassical style, was built as an art gallery for the Colombian Exhibition and completed in 1893.  The museum and art school have continued to grow and expand ever si...